View Poll Results: VOLUNTEER FFs - What NFPA certifications do you have?

Voters
43. You may not vote on this poll
  • Firefighter I

    36 83.72%
  • Firefighter II

    34 79.07%
  • Instructor I

    13 30.23%
  • Instructor II

    4 9.30%
  • Instructor III

    2 4.65%
  • Fire Officer I

    18 41.86%
  • Other (feel free to list them below)

    18 41.86%
Multiple Choice Poll.
  1. #26
    Forum Member
    FFEMT3634's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    56

    Default

    FF1, FF2, EMT-B, Instructor 1, Hazmat Tech, Swift Water Awareness & Operations, ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800b, 704, 802, 804, VFIS EVD, Confined Space Awareness, Clandestine Drug Lab Awareness, and a whole bunch more small things I dont remember

  2. #27
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    2,087

    Default

    "Gang sizeup" ---- "propane spotting" - and "bush parting, basement survilence"
    ?

  3. #28
    Forum Member
    FyredUp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Rural Wisconsin, Retired from the burbs of Milwaukee
    Posts
    10,281

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    "Gang sizeup" ---- "propane spotting" - and "bush parting, basement survilence"
    Don't forget OJT roof vent training!!
    Crazy, but that's how it goes
    Millions of people living as foes
    Maybe it's not too late
    To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

  4. #29
    MembersZone Subscriber
    LVFD301's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    4,025

    Default

    I am very upset there is no listing for SCBA certification

  5. #30
    Forum Member
    VinnieB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    On the couch in my skivvies
    Posts
    2,316

    Default

    Probably because its takes like 14 years to get it....
    IACOJ Member

  6. #31
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    10

    Default

    For firefighting I have: FFI&II, HAZMAT Ops, Vehicle Rescue Ops, Mayday Ops, and NIMS/ICS 100 200 300 700 800 (I plan on getting more certifications, only been in the fire service for a year)
    Then I'm a lifeguard so I have: First Aid for Lifeguard, First Aid for Waterfront Lifeguard, CPR/AED for Lifeguard (have to learn CPR in water, AED is normal), and Emergency Oxygen Administration.
    Needless to say I use my lifeguard skills in the FD since there is a fair amount of EMS skills in it, especially being a waterfront lifeguard. It's skills that are often over looked, even when performed in front of my crew, which keeps me off the medic unit and on the engine or squad, but still able to provide a decent amount of patient care on scene. Win for me!

  7. #32
    Forum Member
    L-Webb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    GA
    Posts
    520

    Default

    Paramedic, FF-2, structure fire control, EVOC, Hazmat tech.

    I focus more on EMS, but I do have the basics for suppression.
    Bring enough hose.

  8. #33
    MembersZone Subscriber
    LVFD301's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    4,025

    Default

    I have no certifications - all they said was I was certifiable....

  9. #34
    Forum Member
    Miller337's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    939

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    I have no certifications - all they said was I was certifiable....
    AAAWWW SHET. I was gonna run this thread off the rails with that today, I was just waiting for the super serious ones to post first.
    Oh and I probably have a couple of pounds of certifications by now, I think they are in the bottom drawer of my desk under a small collection of gentlemens monthly magazines which are far more interesting.

  10. #35
    MembersZone Subscriber
    LVFD301's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    4,025

    Default

    Timing. Its all in the timing.

    Does anyone realize how much of a pain in the butt it is to keep track of everyones certs in a department? I vote to do away with certifications. It would make LAF so happy.

  11. #36
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Schenectady, NY
    Posts
    464

    Default

    Probably 90% of mine are courses that are not taught anymore. I think that the NIMS crap is the only thing that is still being taught.
    Stephen J Bourassa
    Latham FD (NY)
    member since 1969
    challenge competitor since 1993

  12. #37
    Forum Member
    Miller337's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    939

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    Timing. Its all in the timing.

    Does anyone realize how much of a pain in the butt it is to keep track of everyones certs in a department? I vote to do away with certifications. It would make LAF so happy.
    Both very valid statements. Only one really matters though.

  13. #38
    Forum Member
    BrianB35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Belleville,MI
    Posts
    309

    Default

    FFI, FFII, Haz Mat Ops, Trench Ops, MFR, Driver/Operator, Ice Rescue, Water Rescue, RIT and all pertinent NIMS.

  14. #39
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Bossier Parrish, Louisiana
    Posts
    10,676

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    Timing. Its all in the timing.

    Does anyone realize how much of a pain in the butt it is to keep track of everyones certs in a department? I vote to do away with certifications. It would make LAF so happy.
    Actually it's not a problerm.

    We have a system for that.

    As far as certifications, I'm far more concerned about applicable and relevant training than a pile of certificates.
    Train to fight the fires you fight.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Need DoD certifications... please help!
    By tenseventyfive in forum Americans Overseas
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-16-2010, 09:02 AM
  2. Certifications??
    By FFwayne88 in forum Hiring & Employment Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-19-2009, 05:07 AM
  3. certifications
    By beastie35 in forum The Off Duty Forums
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-16-2005, 09:08 AM
  4. Certifications
    By backdraft663 in forum Fire Explorer & Jr. Firefighting
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-27-2003, 12:06 PM
  5. Certifications
    By Benz543 in forum Underwater Rescue and Recovery
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-14-2001, 01:12 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register